South Asia and Beyond

China Cracks Down On Hong Kong Press Freedom

NEW DELHI: Hong Kong businessman Jimmy Lai, other pro-democracy figures and journalists have been arrested in a broad crackdown by China. Over 200 police personnel raided the ‘Apple Daily’ newspaper offices were raided over what authorities allege are charges of collusion with foreign forces. Jimmy Lai’s case is the most high-profile arrest so far under a controversial security law imposed by China in June.

Benedict Rogers, Founder and co-chair of Hong Kong Watch brings perspective to the latest developments in conversation with StratNews Global Associate Editor, Amitabh P. Revi.

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Amitabh P. Revi

Russian language speaker and conflict journalist. Amitabh Revi has been there, done that—from the battlefields of Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan to sublime Russia, Australia and the United States. Along the way he's picked up the Dag Hammarskjöld Distinguished Journalist Fellowship, the Ramnath Goenka award for coverage of the Iraq War and RT's Khaled Alkhateb Award for his reporting from Palmyra, Syria.


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